Healthy Communities Task Force

9:00 am

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


9:00 am Registration, Coffee, and Networking


9:30 am Opening Remarks

Patty Elkis, Director of Planning, DVRPC

Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Commissioners and Co- chair, Healthy Communities Task Force

9:40 am Keynote Presentation

Residential Segregation and Health

Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

10:40 am Active Break

Kelli McIntyre, Physical Activity Coordinator, Get Healthy Philly

10:50 am What's Happening In Our Area?

A panel moderated by: Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health & Prevention,

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health


Women’s Community Revitalization Project

Nora Lichtash, Executive Director

New Jersey Citizen Action

Beverly Brown Ruggia, Financial Justice Organizer

Nursing Family Partnership & Nursing Legal Partnership

Stephanie Dorenbosch, Esq., Managing Attorney, HELP: MLP

Little Giant Creative

Tayyib Smith, Co-Founder

11:55 am Closing Remarks

Christina Miller, Executive Director, Health Promotion Council and Co- chair, Healthy Communities Task Force

Amy Verbofsky, Senior Planner, DVRPC

12:00 pm Lunch


Please stay to network and continue the discussion.